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Venetia Milton believes that her stay in the remote and ancient Arcane House, far from the eyes of society, is a unique opportunity to enjoy a night of passion. She was hired by Gabriel Jones, a descendant of an eccentric alchemist, to photograph the collection of relics of a secret society founded two centuries earlier by the latter. Shortly after Gabriel lived with an unforgettable night, Venetia learns that he has died. As a private tribute to her lover, adopting the name of Mrs. Jones and, posing as a widow respectable, began a successful career as a photographer in London, helped by its unique ability to see beyond their models.
Jayne Ann Krentz, who writes under numerous pseudonyms, received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a master's in library science from San Jose State University. She worked for years as a librarian at Duke University and at other libraries. Krentz writes many different kinds of romances under her various bylines, but themes such as loyalty and trust are present throughout her work, from her historical romances to her more contemporary romantic suspense novels. In an attempt to help others through her own success, she established the Castle Humanities Fund at her alma matter, UCSC, which enables the library to purchase books it would otherwise be unable to acquire. Krentz has also contributed to elementary schools in Seattle, hoping to provide as many children as possible with the books they need to learn.
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Venetia Milton earns big bucks photographing the artifacts owned by the brooding Gabriel Jones, whom she also manages to seduce, but after hearing that he is dead, she is stunned when he winds up on her doorstep very much alive and afraid for his life.